ATNI Courses

Introduction to Aquatic Therapy

Title:                                  Introduction to Aquatic Therapy.

Type:                                 Workshop

Duration:                          One Day.

Credit hours:                    8 hours.

Theory:                             5 hours.

Practical in Pool:             3 hours.

Resource Person:            ATNI Faculty.

Eligibility:                         Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Faculties & Practitioners.

Learning Objective:

  • To be able to understand briefly the importance of Aquatic Therapy in Clinical conditions.
  • To relate reasoning of using water and its properties for bringing Therapeutic changes.
  • To experience water from a therapeutic perspective.
  • To understand the path of further education and career opportunities.



The One-day program explains briefly the aquatic therapy fundamentals. It enumerates the properties, hydrodynamics, physiological effects, Therapeutic effects, Various concepts and clinical Examples by ATNI faculties. Practical session will be held in pool to give introduction to various concepts and allowing participants to experience the Aquatic Approach through various concepts. Participants have the choice to be in the pool or standby the pool deck to make observations, though being in water is highly recommended.


ATNI – has trained faculties to deliver a standard content with flexibility to bring own experience of the faculty to be shared during the one-day program.


The Program will help interested participants to explore aquatic therapy as clinical and career option. It enables them to decide if they want to pursue Aquatic Therapy further.


Aquatic Therapy Foundation Course

Title:                                  Aquatic Therapy Foundation Course (ATFC)

Type:                                 Course

Duration:                          7 Days (Evolving to be longer).

Credit hours:                    60 hours.

Theory:                             30 hours.

Practical in Pool:             30 hours.

Resource Person:            ATNI Faculty.

Eligibility:                         Postgraduates (with strong clinical exposure), Faculties & Practitioners.

Learning Objective:

  • At the end of the Course the following learning objectives are completed by the participant.
  • To identify the importance of hydrodynamics and its relevance in designing therapy protocols.
  • Introduce patients to water & be acclimatized with water.
  • To understand the Physiological and therapeutic effects of water and its clinical implications.
  • To plan activities for patients based on Water Specific Therapy, Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Ai Chi, Cardiorespiratory endurance, Aquatic Exercises & WATSU.
  • To identify suitable patients & be able to assess, plan and execute therapy in water independently.
  • To develop clinical dialogue with peer group in designing therapy and execution.
  • Develop clinical rationalization for application in relation with evidence.
  • Understanding the various career options of being an Aquatic Therapist & Initiate thinking of Aquatic Therapy as feasible option for viable practice.




The 7days program explains in depth aquatic therapy fundamentals. It delves deeper into the clinical application of the properties, hydrodynamics of water. The course enables participants to relate physiological & Therapeutic effects to Clinical benefits. The participant will understand application of Five concepts – WST, BRRM, Ai Chi, Aquatic Exercise and WATSU. The course does not yet certify anyone on these concepts but provides enough information to start working clinically. To facilitate this, Clinical Examples and case studies will be shared by the faculty bridging with Evidence.


Practical session will be held in therapeutic pool to facilitate acclimatization and allow the therapist to learn hands on all the concepts with peer group. The course is intense and demands physical and mental resilience by participants. At the same time there is lot of fun as well, along with clinical discussions, problem solving, presentation of research papers, assignments and social interactions.  


The Course will evaluate the competency of the participants by holding practical session on Cases on the final day with case presentation to demonstrate the learning process. The participant will leave the course motivated to explore aquatic therapy clinically and academically.


The course will form an important steppingstone for pursuing further certifications in the concepts learnt during the course.



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